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The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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Trips sponsored by

Armenian Assembly of America


Total cost of 21 trips: $69,818.01


Traveler: Frank Pallone (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Purpose: SPEECH AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $836.50
source

Traveler: Paul Unger (from the office of George Allen)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (10 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Sean Moore (from the office of Barbara Boxer)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION TRIP
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: John Bradshaw (from the office of Robert Torricelli)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Gregory Aftandilian (from the office of Joseph Biden)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGOSHO-KARABAGH
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION TRIP TO THE AREA TO ASCERTAIN CONDITIONS
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.54
source

Traveler: Bradley Ayers (from the office of Roger Wicker)
Destination: VISITS TO ARMENIA AND NAGORNOKARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Elise Kenderian (from the office of Jim Saxton)
Destination: ARMENIA/NAGORNO KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Jodi Lieberman (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: ARMENIA
Purpose: TO OBSERVE US-FUNDED ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS ON THE GROUND
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Natalie Barusic (from the office of John Sweeney)
Destination: VISITS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN ARMENIA & NAGORNO KARABUGH INCLUDING PRESIDENT, FOREIGN MINISTERS, ENERGY MINISTER, USAID REPRESENTATIVE
Purpose: SEE HOW US AID DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT - FOLLOW-UP ON THE PEACE TALKS BETWEEN ARMENIA & AZERBAIJAN OVER NAGARNO KARABAUGH
Date: Apr 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Craig Albright (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: ARMENIA, NAGORNO KARABAGH
Purpose: FACT-FUNDING
Date: Apr 13, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $2,497.34
source

Traveler: Anna Eshoo (from the office of Anna Eshoo)
Destination: LAS VEGAS
Purpose: RECEIVED AWARD AT GALA BANQUET
Date: Jun 9, 2001
Expense: $708.31
source

Traveler: Mitch Mcconnell (from the office of Mitch Mcconnell)
Destination: LOS ANGELES CA
Purpose: INVITED TO KEY NOTE DINNER EVENT CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN INDEPENDENCE, BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL, BEVERLY HILLS, CA, EVENING OF DECEMBER 8, 2001
Date: Dec 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $2,214.00
source

Traveler: Frank Pallone (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: BOCA RATON, FL
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,003.74
source

Traveler: Joseph Knollenberg (from the office of Joseph Knollenberg)
Destination: FORT LAUDERDALE
Purpose: SPEECH
Date: Mar 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,084.40
source

Traveler: Joel Najar (from the office of Xavier Becerra)
Destination: ARMENIA (YEREVAN)
Purpose: FACT-FINDING: HOW U.S. AID IS USED; ON RECENT ELECTIONS. MTGS W/ARMENIAN GOV'T OFFICIALS AND INT'L AID ORGANIZATIONS
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,581.55
source

Traveler: Edward Burrier (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: WASHINGTON D.C. TO YEREVAN, ARMENIA-INCLUDED DAY TRIP TO NAGORNO-KARABAKH
Purpose: EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS OF USAID DOLLARS, DISCUSS POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND REGIONAL ISSUES
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,594.28
source

Traveler: Brian Daniels (from the office of James Langevin)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA
Purpose: STAFF FACT-FINDING TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT U.S. AID TO ARMENIA, TRADE & ECONOMIC POLICY, DEMOCRATIC REFORMS, AND INTERNATIONAL AND DIPLOMATIC ISSUES
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,583.00
source

Traveler: Jeannette Windon (from the office of Mark Kirk)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA DAY TRIP TO NAZORNO KARABATH
Purpose: TO INVESTIGATE AND EVALUATE USAID PROGRAMS, POLITICAL & ECONOMIC SITUATION IN ARMENIA
Date: Aug 14, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Traveler: Shelly Abajian (from the office of Dianne Feinstein)
Destination: ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAKH
Purpose: TO OBTAIN GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CHALLENGES FACING ARMENIA AND NAGORNO-KARABAKH AND TO SEE PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF U.S. FUNDING
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,732.13
source

Traveler: Raffi Vartian (from the office of Frank Pallone)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA - LONDON, ENGLAND (UK)
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: Aug 16, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $2,984.11
source

Traveler: Norm Coleman (from the office of Norm Coleman)
Destination: YEREVAN, ARMENIA
Purpose: TO ASSESS ARMENIAN PROGRESS ON THEIR MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE ACCOUNT COMPACT, ARMENIAN FOREIGN POLICY AND TRADE OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE UNITED STATES, AND AN UPDATE ON PEACE CORPS ACTIVITIES IN ARMENIA
Date: May 31, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $20,732.73
source



American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.